Dan Pellarin, Arc & Stones
This song is about the period of blind faith in a certain someone after they have left without letting you know if they cared for you or not, while you have quickly and undoubtedly fallen for them. “Silence” expresses that feeling that you would go to any length to see that someone, talk to that someone, love that someone again…if only for a while.
The period of time when you have given all you can and in return have only received silence, is quite possibly the most painful part of any confusion and eventual realization that this certain someone just doesn’t feel the same way…
I showed Ben a very altered version of this minus the chorus which we didn’t change one bit, and decided we loved where it was going and re-worked the verses and bridge. It turned into something magnificent, a real journey, and we couldn’t be more proud of this song.
“Say Goodbye” expands on the feeling of “Silence.” No matter what happens, the love that you shared with that someone will never fade, and in an essence there is no way you could ever say goodbye to it, and them. As we search “far from the light,” and save “a cut from the stone shaped like a heart,” we can look far beyond the familiar and take what has become seemingly nothing and turn it into something, someday, somewhere. The line “Someday when I can stop chasing someday, can I call you home…” builds upon a thought that maybe when everything is through, and we have done all we can, we can maybe one day call that special someone our own.
3. Let Me Down
This one is mainly stating that, “Hey, you can save me all of this trouble, pain, confusion and anger if you just let me know how it is right here, right now. Either you feel something for me or you don’t.” I can’t take being led on and I can’t take questioning everything I do before I do it. “Don’t let me down so easy,” because I’ll still find reason to hope and hurt, and “don’t let me down so slow,” because I can’t bear with all of this just to eventually be kicked to the curb. Why? Because if you lead me on, it’ll turn me into a different person and, possibly, one that neither myself nor anyone else enjoys.
4. She’s Mine
A boisterous, loud and flat out fun rock song that combines the ideas of a woman, a self-realization that this person doesn’t like what they have become of late, a kick ass party gone wrong, and well some different…things that maybe cause the party to go wrong. The lyrics talk of the extreme highs, “running through my blood, come and take me for a ride,” extreme lows, “but why does every story come crashing down like this,” and the eventual rally cry, “no you won’t take me alive…” of this hard-hitting tornado of a rock and roll party song. Screaming, shouting, and dancing your ass off are encouraged on this one.
“Rise” for us is an anthem that really hits home. It’s simply about the idea that nothing is impossible, no one can tell you anything is impossible and there is not a single person, idea or obstacle that can restrict you from that thought. It hits home because a lot of people said we couldn’t do what we are doing now and it feels damn good to sing about it.
The band couldn’t be more proud of everything that’s been accomplished, and we are so pumped for the future. It’s gonna be a fun road and we hope to make it count where it matters most- with you guys, the listeners.